Thu.Apr 13, 2017

How Does Your Consulting Website Stack Up Against The Best? (McKinsey Website Design)

Tsavo Neal

What’s one big difference between a global consulting firm and a small consulting firm? Global corporations have massive budgets. They can afford the best of the best. They can hire top designers for their marketing materials and assets such as their website. Small consulting firms and independent consultants don’t have the same sized marketing budget. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm.

Central Bank Hubris Bubbles to the Surface


Albert Edwards at Society General commented today on Central Bank Hubris, deflation, and the flattening of the US yield curve. Here are some email snips. more…). Economics


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Learning About Transformation from Social Mission Organizations


Article Thursday, April 13, 2017 Social mission organizations use many “soft levers” to catalyze transformational change. Leaders spur action by creating a shared sense of purpose, fostering a strong sense of urgency, and taking great pains to gain agreement among a wide variety of stakeholders. Business executives can learn much from these tactics. Article


How thin is your ice?

Seth Godin Blog

When something goes wrong, how do you respond? When you own assets, when your position feels secure, when you're playing the long game, a bump in the road is just that. Well, that was interesting." You can learn from it, and the professional realizes that freaking out pays little benefit. On the other hand, the middleman, the person who realizes just how easily he can be replaced, the person who can't stop playing the short game.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Top Tips for Business Sellers

Martinka Consulting

The post Top Tips for Business Sellers appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Exit Strategies Video Podcasts

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PPI Services Shows No Price Pressures


Wholesale prices show continued weakness, especially services. The BLS reports PPI for Final Demand Declines 0.1% in March. Services and goods both decreased by 0.1%. Year-over-year prices are up by 2.3% but that is based on easy comparisons and it also includes a big jump in oil prices which barely filtered through. more…). Economics

How to Make Difficult Business Decisions as an Independent Contractor


As an independent contractor, a risky business decision can carry particularly large consequences. Learn how to evaluate risk and make more informed decisions

UK Reader Anecdotes on the LIBOR Scandal


In response to Secret Recording Implicates Bank of England in Libor Rigging I received an email from a UK reader working closely with a financial institution during the crisis. more…). Economics

Device-Free Time Is as Important as Work-Life Balance

Harvard Business

The idea of “work-life balance” is an invention of the mid-19 th century. The notion of cultivating awareness of one’s work versus one’s pleasure emerged when the word “leisure” caught on in Europe in the Industrial Era. Work became separate from “life” (at least for a certain class of men) and we’ve been struggling to juggle them ever since.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Econoday Parrot Squawks Again after Sentiment Rebounds to 17-Year High


The Econoday parrot is once again squawking about consumer sentiment, long after any correlation between sentiment and consumer spending has been disproved. more…). Economics


What to Do When a Colleague Excludes You

Harvard Business

Seamus (not his real name) was having a rough time at work. An attorney at a large firm, he lost a big trial that the company had invested heavily in. He was relieved when the company still offered him the promotion he’d been working toward — but he then had to turn down the role because it would have required him to relocate. After that things changed in the atmosphere of the office; he could sense people acting differently toward him even though no one said anything to him directly.

AI Adds a New Layer to Cyber Risk

Harvard Business

Cognitive computing and artificial intelligence (AI) are spawning what many are calling a new type of industrial revolution. While both technologies refer to the same process, there is a slight nuance to each. To be specific, cognitive uses a suite of many technologies that are designed to augment the cognitive capabilities of a human mind. A cognitive system can perceive and infer, reason and learn.

Searching for New Ideas in the Curious Things Your Customers Do

Harvard Business

Twenty five years ago Steve Hughes, now the CEO of Sunrise Strategic Partners, was walking through an orange juice plant when he had an epiphany that turned into a $500 million business. Hughes had just become executive vice-president of Tropicana, and he was touring facilities to try to learn about the business. He was in a plant and noticed some of the workers on a break. They were near a manufacturing line that separated the pulp from the orange juice.

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Turkey Badly Needs a Long-Term Plan for Syrian Refugees

Harvard Business

Turkish people love to boast about their hospitality. In our culture, people consider it the height of ill manners not to offer tea to guests. When civil war broke out in Syria and refugees started crossing the border, Turkish officials proclaimed that the country was welcoming Muslim brothers fleeing the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime. This approach was built upon the premise that the al-Assad regime would collapse relatively quickly, allowing Syrians to return home.

To Reinvent Your Firm, Do Two Things at the Same Time

Harvard Business

Scott D. Anthony, Innosight managing partner, discusses why established corporations should be better at handling disruptive threats. He lays out a practical approach to transform a company’s existing business while creating future business. It hinges on a “capabilities link,” which means using corporate assets—that startups don’t have—to fight unfairly.